'Below Deck': Parker tries to say he is resigning and not quitting, fans call him 'delusional'
Parker McCown has resigned from his position as a deckhand with the Parsifal III. Christopher Miller has stepped into his shoes on Bravo's 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht.' It was a healthy decision to make, especially after all that that had transpired between him, Paget Berry and Jenna MacGillivray.
During his stint on the yacht, Parker did his best to learn from his crew but because his skills weren't as polished, he often got into arguments with his seniors - Paget and Jenna, mostly. However, they overlooked his naivety for the longest time until one day, Parker got riled up from the incessant instructions that were given to him by Paget.
They were at a beach, setting up lunch scene for the charter guests when Paget asked him to rake the sand to flatten and even out the surface, free it of any litter and such. Except, there was no sand. It was a rocky beach and Parker thought any amount of raking wouldn't help. However, when Paget insisted he began raking aggressively, which caught Jenna's eye and she was taken aback. When she asked what he was up to, Parker said: "Ask Paget" in a loud tone. Later, Parker even abused Paget for an old breastfeeding joke Jenna once cracked.
In a nutshell, Parker was done. He was exhausted from all the comments, instructions, and vile judgments that were sent his way. He was ready to deboard. If he hadn't it would have cost him his peace and energy which is better spent in nurturing his relationship with Kaiti, with whom he got engaged while scuba-diving.
After Paget and Jenna complained to Captain Glenn Shephard about Parker's behavior, he took it up with the boy but also let him decide what he wanted his next steps to be. Parker thought for a while before he took a final call. "As far as my well-being goes, I think I need to resign," Parker said and in his confessional explained that what he had done cannot be termed as "quitting" because "it is an act that people do when they are scared and resigning means you are stopping with positive energy."
In an ideal world, both the words would mean one and the same but maybe, yachting does work differently on people. Fans trolled Parker hard for trying to differentiate between two words that mean the same.
"Parker differentiating the definitions of quitting and resigning is t.v gold! #belowdecksailing I’m going to miss him," a viewer wrote, while another shared: "See, this whole quitting vs resigning y’all is the whole reason to keep Parker. No other dude on this boat is this entertaining (well, maybe Byron)."
"Can we just talk about how delusional Parker is???? Bro, you’re not resigning. You’re quitting. I’d kill for that much self-importance. #belowdecksailing," a viewer expressed. "Can someone please explain to Parker that “quitting” and “resigning” are the same thing?," a user posted.
Catch all the episodes of 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' on Bravo every Monday.